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Joy Thomason
Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • poster presenter at the Society for Pediatric Nurses, Denver, CO, April 2008: The Use of Simulation for Pediatric Clinical (led by Rosemary McLaughlin with Christie Pawley, Beckie Kossick, and Ann Cashion)
  • as co-presenter at Medical Education Technologies, Inc. Conference, Tampa, Florida. March 18, 2009: Sepsis: A Clinical Update (with Tracy Saddler and Beckie Kossick)
  • poster presenter at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference, St. Louis, MO. June, 2009: Utilizing High Fidelity Simulators and Cadavers to Enhance Critical Thinking in a Practice Setting (with Pat Keene, Tracy Saddler, Kathryn Cooper, and Denise Thornton); Taking it to the Next Level: Simulation/Cadaver Seminars as a Means of Serving the Community (with Pat Keene)

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Faculty Newsmakers

Hal Poe
Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture

Dr. Hal Poe, Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture at Union University, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America this past spring for his new biography of Edgar Allan Poe entitled “Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories.”

“I was truly surprised,” said Poe, who is a descendant of Edgar Allan Poe. “One doesn’t expect to win an award like this. It’s one of the most prestigious literary awards in the country, comparing with the National Book Award or a Pulitzer Prize. It was a huge honor.”

The Mystery Writers of America established the Edgar Awards to recognize the best mysteries each year, and the best critical biographical books related to mysteries. Awards are given in such categories as best novel, best short story, best screenplay, best children’s book and best teleplay.

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  • The Office of the Provost is located in the Penick Academic Complex.
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:
    C. Ben Mitchell
  • Associate Provost and Dean of Instruction:
    Hunter Baker
  • Associate Provost for International & Intercultural Studies:
    Cindy Jayne
  • Project Coordinator:
    Suzanne Barham
  • Program Coordinator:
    Susan Bolyard

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